Lake Shore Campus
Rogers Park, Illinois
Lake Shore Campus, Loyola’s main residential campus, is located in the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on Chicago’s North Side, just a train ride from downtown Chicago and Loyola's Water Tower Campus. Its setting along the shores of Lake Michigan helps make Loyola one of the most picturesque universities in the Midwest.
The Lake Shore Campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences (the largest of the University's 11 schools and colleges), the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and many of The Graduate School programs. The School of Education also offers academic courses, programs, and student advising at the Lake Shore Campus.
Joseph J. Gentile Arena has been the home to Loyola’s basketball programs since the 1996-97 season, and in the summer of 2011, received a major facelift that has transformed it into one of the most intimate, fan-friendly arenas in the Missouri Valley Conference and in the Midwest.
In 2014, Gentile Arena was the site of one of the greatest moments in Loyola Athletics history as the men’s volleyball team hosted the NCAA Championship and went on to capture the first of its back-to-back national championships with a four-set victory over Stanford in the NCAA championship match on May 3, 2014.
The facility is easily the most visible symbol in the current rise of the Rambler men and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Gentile Arena replaced tradition-rich Alumni Gym, the legendary “Big Brown Box that Rocks,” as the Ramblers’ basketball home. The structure, located on the Lake Shore Campus, just east of previous site of historic Alumni Gym, is used for athletics, recreation and special events.
The 45,000-square-foot facility is used not only for men's and women’s basketball and volleyball, but also for Loyola special events, as well as by the community in the Rogers Park-Edgewater neighborhood.